Donna LaRive

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1934 - 2015 Donna LaRive, 81, of Winnie, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Winnie Community Hospital. Donna was born March 2, 1934, in Beaumont, to Sylvia Cuniff Barnett and James Calvert Barnett, and had been a longtime resident of the area. She was a 1951 graduate of South Park High School, Beaumont. Donna enjoyed plants, gardening, and working in the yard. She was best at being a loving mother, grandmother,great-grandmother, and Aunt Donnie. Survivors include sons, Joe LaRive and his wife, Carrie and James W. Finn and his wife, Annie, all of Winnie; John C. Finn and his wife, Dana, of Anahuac; and Roy LaRive and his wife, Anita, of Dayton; daughters, Sue Ellen Bergeron, of Winnie and Mary Fuller and her husband, Charles Skip, of Bastrop; twenty-one grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Calvert Barnett, of Lubec, Maine; sisters, Mary Belle Blanchard and her husband, James, of Galena Park; Hazel Cassidy and her husband, Gibby, of Lubec, Maine; Brenda May, of Zavala; and Becky Keenan, of Dallas; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leroy LaRive; and longtime companion of thirty years, Manuel Blos Dixon, Jr. A gathering of Mrs. LaRive's family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, May 10, 2015, at Broussard's, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 11, 2015, at Broussard's, followed by interment at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie. Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson's Foundation, 1501 N. West 9th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33136. Complete and updated information may be found at:

Funeral Home
Broussard's Mortuary
134 W Buccaneer
Winnie, TX 77665
(409) 296-2211
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on May 10, 2015
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